& Harold Block MJHS Hospice Residence|
Calgi Construction Company, Inc.
56 Lafayette Avenue, #350, White Plains, NY 10603
Bronx, New York
Date Bid: Mar 2011
Construction Period: Oct 2011 to Oct 2013
Total Square Feet: 12,500 Site: 1 acre. Number of
Building Sizes: First floor, 12,500; total, 12,500 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 9’; total, 9’.
Basic Construction Type: Interior Remodel/Fit-Out.
Foundation: N/A Exterior Walls: N/A Roof: N/A
Floors: Tile, resilient.
Interior Walls: Gypsum.
Architect: Geddis Architects - P.O. Box 1020, Southport, CT 06890
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: C & F Consulting Engineering,
PC - 420 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603
General Contractor: Monterey Construction Corp. - 3 Springside
Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
Asbestos Abatement Contractor: Faith Environmental, Inc. - 333
Paterson Plank Road, Carlstadt, NJ 07073
Expeditors: James McDonald, LTD - 225 Broadway, New York, NY
Located in the Bronx, New York, the Muriel and Harold Block MJHS Hospice
Residence is the first residential hospice of its kind in New York City.
Not an inpatient unit, the top floor of an existing, fully occupied 1971
high rise apartment house has been reconstructed to meet the needs of
hospice care by providing 16 apartments plus family spaces. The first
apartment setting for this not-for-profit client, a leader in the
hospice arena for 35 years, is a long term lease with another nonprofit.
The entrance sequence is marked by a small water feature. But the
central focus is the quality of each studio alcove apartment. These
apartments (four are corner units with balconies) have individual
kitchens and bathrooms, as well as roll out sofa beds. Welcoming
families to stay is a major commitment. Several alternative living
spaces for families include a library, a quiet meditation space, a
dining room and participatory kitchen. These community spaces are
located at strategic points in the plan.
Essential to the plan is a bathing spa with natural light, hydrotherapy
and showering are, as well as a massage suite. The area has an
illuminated decorative skylight, exterior daylight, as well as a
Transforming the existing building's low ceilings, dark colors and long
corridors, this serene residence uses color and materials intended to be
subtle and comfortable using warm light neutrals, much natural wood and